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Music professors present recital March 16

The Furman Department of Music will present a recital Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

The recital, “Cecilia Kang and Friends: Evening of Duos,” is free and open to the public. It features the music department’s newest faculty member and clarinetist, Dr. Cecilia Kang. Joining Kang are Furman faculty members David Gross (piano), Silviu Ciulei (guitar), Christopher Hutton (cello), Matthew Olson (saxophone), and Omar Carmenates (marimba).

The 90-minute program includes works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, and contemporary works by Guillaume Connesson, Rohsanne Etezady, and Astor Piazzolla.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at 864.294.2086. Or email the Department of Music at

About Dr. Cecilia Kang
Clarinetist Cecilia Kang, D.M.A., joined the Furman faculty in fall 2015. She previously held teaching positions at North Dakota State University and Concordia University (Mich.). During the summers, she has served as clarinet artist faculty at Grumo Music Festival in Italy, Luzerne Music Center (N.Y.) and Bay View Music Festival (Mich.).

Dr. Kang has collaborated with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared at Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), IMPULS Contemporary Music Festival (Austria), Castleton Festival (United States), Banff Centre (Canada), International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China), and International Clarinet Association’s 2014 ClarinetFest.

She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. Cecilia Kang is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Artist.

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